superstition

See also: supèrstition

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French superstition, from Latin superstitio.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌs(j)uː.pə(ɹ)ˈstɪ.ʃən/, /ˌs(j)u.pə(ɹ)ˈstɪ.ʃn̩/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌs(j)u.pɚˈstɪ.ʃən/, /ˌs(j)u.pɚˈstɪ.ʃn̩/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪʃən

NounEdit

superstition (countable and uncountable, plural superstitions)

  1. A belief or beliefs, not based on human reason or scientific knowledge, that events may be influenced by one's behaviour in some magical or mystical way.
  2. (archaic) Excessive nicety; overscrupulousness.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin superstitiō.

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NounEdit

superstition f (plural superstitions)

  1. superstition

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